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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 11, 2010 10:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging William Tell...

i never even bother re-reading my posts before hitting submit ;) the hell with actually spelling or typing correctly, I often dont even appear to make any sense :)

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Jan 11, 2010 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Road

Hey Dire - been meaning to catch you when I see you pop up on the board. I finished The Road a week ago, and boy... what a book. It was the "heaviest" quick read I've ever experienced. Sure made me hug my girls tighter than ever, so thankful to have such precious ones to carry on the fire. And on a more literal level, after reading about how overjoyed the man was to find the shriveled apples under some groundcover, I'll tell you it made think twice about my prior habit of turning my nose at slightly bruised/overripe fruit!

Top notch recommendation, so thanks for pumping it last year!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 11, 2010 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Road

hey cosmic!! great description of the book as "heaviest" quick read. it sure does smoothly sail along when reading it, given its absolutely stunning power and bleakness of landscape. glad you liked it and your comments are SPOT ON!!! isnt it great when a novel can make us realize how lucky we are, and how precious our loved ones are?!

forgot about the "apples" incident - great call on that very poignent moment in the book! glad you brought that scene up.

good post brother :)

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Jan 11, 2010 1:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Road

Yep, that novel definitely had an impact on me, in a good way, and those are the best kinds. One other funny personal anecdote: During the time I was reading it, I had some sort of nightmare that woke both my wife & I up in the middle of the night (definitely unusual for me). The next morning I couldn't remember any details, but my wife said "it's probably that scary book you're reading". I have a hunch she was right :-) Some of those scenes were creepy. Take care.

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Poster: cush212 Date: Jan 11, 2010 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Road

I have not read the book, but I remember one of my ex-uncles favorite sayings was "One man's rotten, is another man's ripe"

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Jan 11, 2010 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Road

Good one; could have been an alternate verse to "one man gathers what another man spills".

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Poster: cush212 Date: Jan 11, 2010 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Road

That thought crossed my mind... But as the old timers here will Tell you, I try not to make too many intentional puns...

;)

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Poster: cush212 Date: Jan 11, 2010 11:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging William Tell...

So what else is new???

That's right, I've got to get on real email and ask you about that... Should have a little more computer access this week will try to do so...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 11, 2010 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging William Tell...

that would be great! shoot me an email at your leisure, my brother :) always good to hear from you

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 11, 2010 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging William Tell...

Hey, Don - just busting in here to say hello because I haven't for a while. I'm really glad to see all your stars are still shining. Tell Marie the sweet one said hi.

:-)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 11, 2010 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging William Tell...

LOL :)

i will tell her you say hello (just amazes me that she really DOES think that - lol)

hope all is well with you Robert - I hope to be here a bit more often than I have been of late.

I have to stop allowing the enjoyment of my life, marriage, and kids limiting my time here ;)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 11, 2010 12:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging William Tell...

"I have to stop allowing the enjoyment of my life, marriage, and kids limiting my time here ;)"

My friend, I think you have the balance of your priorities just exactly right! Always good to see you when you find the time.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 11, 2010 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging William Tell...

thanks my friend. my head DOES seem to be a little less "cross-threaded" to my neck lately. That fact will not, however, preclude me from periodically annoying as many people here as I possibly can :)

btw - she has now employed the term "dashing" in reference to you. good grief!! are the two of you having some kind of long-distance secretive relationship or something? ;)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 11, 2010 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging William Tell...

Please inform your good lady wife that she has the old fool across the pond grinning and blushing like a schoolboy.

You know, I could just hug the pair of you right now. Thank you.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 11, 2010 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging William Tell...

who's pair did you want to hug??? why I oughta....

oh, now i see what you meant - must have reread it at first. my bad

;)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 11, 2010 1:10pm
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Good to see you still got a pair, you uncouth poltroon.

:-)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 11, 2010 1:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging William Tell...

poltroon??? hey - i dont recall ever knowing that word. now I have to go look it up :)

you damn wordsmith, you!


(love learning a new word!)

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Poster: cush212 Date: Jan 11, 2010 12:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging William Tell...

Gawd, I'm glad that wasn't meant for me! After 5 years my X woman bailed about 2 days after I lost my job!

She did make sure to keep the drum set I bought her though...

Good to hear others (nothing personal ladies) are having better luck with women though...

Lunch should be ready and I think I just heard a Dark Star start on the radio... Siriously!

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Poster: cush212 Date: Jan 11, 2010 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging William Tell...

Will do... Is lunch and/or nap time now. Be back later maybe...